What time will Boris Johnson speak today? – The Sun

BORIS Johnson is to address the nation on the coronavirus threat after meeting ministers and officials to consider measures to fight the bug.

The Prime Minister is holding daily press conferences to update the public on Covid-19.

What time will Boris Johnson speak today? 

Boris Johnson or a senior minister are now addressing the media daily to make sure people are informed about how to protect themselves.

Prof Chris Whitty, the UK's chief medical adviser and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance will also take part. 

It will happen in the afternoon at a time appointed by the PM’s office.

What is he going to talk about? 

Each day Boris Johnson will talk about how the government is dealing with the virus. 

A Downing Street spokesperson said the government is "committed" to keeping the public informed about what it is doing to stem the spread of the bug and will always be led by science to "bring forward the right responses at the right time".

The PM or a senior minister will then hold each subsequent daily briefing, and answer media questions, while supported by a range of medical and scientific experts, No 10 said.

Why is Boris holding daily press conferences?

It follows criticism of No 10 for an apparent lack of transparency over its plans to fight the virus.

Because of this, Sir Keir Starmer, a candidate to become the next Labour Party leader, had called for a "daily press conference". 

Sir Kier said he was "deeply concerned" that "ministers have been failing in their responsibilities to provide consistent and transparent public health advice".

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